Pertunmaa (Finnish: [ˈpertumˌmɑː]) is a municipality of Finland located in the Southern Savonia region. The municipality has a population of 1,648 (31 March 2021)[6] and covers an area of 454.20 square kilometres (175.37 sq mi) of which 79.7 km2 (30.8 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 4.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (11/sq mi).

Pertunmaan kunta
Pertunmaa kommun
Pertunmaa Church
Pertunmaa Church
Coat of arms of Pertunmaa
Location of Pertunmaa in Finland
Location of Pertunmaa in Finland
Coordinates: 61°30′10″N 026°28′45″E / 61.50278°N 26.47917°E / 61.50278; 26.47917Coordinates: 61°30′10″N 026°28′45″E / 61.50278°N 26.47917°E / 61.50278; 26.47917
Country Finland
RegionSouthern Savonia
Sub-regionMikkeli sub-region
 • Municipal managerJuha Torniainen
 • Total454.20 km2 (175.37 sq mi)
 • Land374.48 km2 (144.59 sq mi)
 • Water79.7 km2 (30.8 sq mi)
Area rank207th largest in Finland
 • Total1,648
 • Rank275th largest in Finland
 • Density4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish98.9% (official)
 • Swedish0.2%
 • Others0.9%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1410.1%
 • 15 to 6451.2%
 • 65 or older38.7%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.5%

Neighbour municipalities are Hartola, Heinola, Hirvensalmi, Mäntyharju and Joutsa. Pertunmaa became an independent municipality in 1926 when it was separated from Mäntyharju. Hartola's old wooden church was moved to Pertunmaa and it was inaugurated in 1927.

The language of the municipality is Finnish.


It's said that Pertunmaa's culture is mixed with these regions, Southern Savonia and Päijänne Tavastia.

Itä-Häme newspaper is published also in Pertunmaa.

In the 1980s, blodpalt called Kisko, and Rieska breads baked from rye flour, cream and sour cream, which are baked with cabbage leaves, were named Pertunmaa's traditional dishes.[7]


Pertunmaa's church village (Pertunmaan kirkonkylä) and Kuortti are both the most largest and populated main villages of municipality.

Other smaller villages are Hartosenpää, Hölttä, Joutsjärvi, Karankamäki, Kuhajärvi, Kälkyttä, Lihavanpää, Mansikkamäki, Nipuli and Ruorasmäki.

Notable peopleEdit



  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ "VÄESTÖTIETOJÄRJESTELMÄ REKISTERITILANNE 31.1.2012" (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  7. ^ Kolmonen, Jaakko (1988). Kotomaamme ruoka-aitta: Suomen, Karjalan ja Petsamon pitäjäruoat (in Finnish). Helsinki: Patakolmonen. pp. 122–123. ISBN 951-96047-3-1.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Pertunmaa at Wikimedia Commons